Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

Random Thoughts And Other Junk In My Head.

Here are some of the disjointed things I think about on a daily basis. Welcome to my waking nightmare. Will I go to hell for tweets like this? Well, now we all know what really happened to Brian Wilson… reading

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Seven Myths About The Hook.

The Hook may not be as big a deal as Ron Burgundy but he’s no piker either. Then again, I must admit that I don’t actually know exactly what a piker is, so it’s entirely possible The Hook may be … Continue reading

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The REAL Cost Of Your Strike Actions, Canada Post.

Before we begin: The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is currently engaged in a series of rotating strikes in Canadian cities after negotiators failed to reach a deal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. CUPW, which represents 50,000 postal … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Latest Offering: Now With More Pulp.

It should come as no surprise to all ten of my longtime readers that The Hook is a nerd of mega-proportions. I sleep in Star Wars pajama bottoms with a Batman top and graphic novels litter my bedroom with a … Continue reading

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10 Impressive Questions To Ask While Checking Into A Hotel.

Traditionally it’s the front desk clerk that asks the queries when a traveler approaches their desk, pulls out a credit card that will soon be smoking, and begins the laborious (and sometimes painful) check-in process. But it doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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A Gentleman’s Guide To… Well, You’ll See…

Can you tell the off-season has begun in the Niagara Falls hospitality biz? But seriously, no, scratch that, nothing about this post is going to be serious in tone. Though you may find some information that could prove beneficial at … Continue reading

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Has The Hook’s Blog Gone To Pot?

A bellman is a lot like a bartender in that we both get paid to listen to people moan about every topic under the sun; travel, the state of the modern hospitality industry, sex (that particular topic sometimes involves literal … Continue reading

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